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2 Bottle Ribera del Duero Wine Set
Nestled amongst the hills and castles of the Duero valley are the vineyards of Ribera del Duero. Winemaking is a long-held tradition in this part of Spain dating back 2000 years to the time of the Romans. Despite this heritage, the wines from Ribera del Duero are often overlooked compared…
A Pinot Gris Vineyard in Alsace
What is Pinot Grigio? Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape. Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris is used to make white wine in many countries around the world. When a wine is labelled as Pinot Grigio it will usually be made in the Italian style developed in Northern Italy. Here the grapes are harvested early before too much sugar is allowed to develop in the grapes.…
Poster for a Music Hall Show about Champagne Charlie
Champagne Charlie is a phrase so familiar that you wouldn't stop to give it a second thought, however the origins of the phrase are fascinating and involve a story of frivolity, excess, war and espionage. Who was Champagne Charlie? Charles Camille Heidsieck was born in France in 1822. The son…
Ultra | Kaiken | Malbec | Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
The name Kaiken is taken from a type of Patagonian wild goose, famous for their migration over the mountains from Chile to Argentina. When Aurelio Montes made the same journey, it seemed appropriate to name his new winery after the geese, that he had emulated. The Ultra range is a…